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Menu for Eton Dinner at The Monico, Oct. 28, 1898

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Dec 26th, 2015. Artwork published in
October 1898
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    Menu for Eton Dinner at The Monico, Oct. 28, 1898 1
    Source: http://digital.library.unlv.edu Henri Bettoni Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Library. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Dinner to the Earl of Minto (governor-general designate of Canada), Lord Curzon of Kedleston (viceroy designate of India, and Rev. J. E. C. Welldon (bishop designate of Calcutta), Friday, October 28, 1898 at The Monico. Chairman: Earl of Rosebery, K. G. Also includes a list of previous governors general of India and viceroys of Canada. Menu printed with Berger & Wirth inks. All three honored persons were Eaton alumni.

    This menu features at least two exemplars of fancy Victorian type: Bradley and Madisonian, an unusual mix of DIdone italic and Spencerian script.

    Menu for Eton Dinner at The Monico, Oct. 28, 1898 2
    Source: http://digital.library.unlv.edu Henri Bettoni Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Library. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Menu detail.
    Source: http://digital.library.unlv.edu Henri Bettoni Collection at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Library. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Menu detail.

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    • Madisonian
    • Bradley
    • unidentified typeface

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    1 Comment on “Menu for Eton Dinner at The Monico, Oct. 28, 1898”

    1. Blythwood says:
      May 14th, 2019  11:01 pm

      Madisonian in retrospect looks oddly like a precursor of Art Deco lettering, all those neon-tube scripts. That 'j’ is incredible, too.

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